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Emerald Tree Boa
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Corallus caninus
Family Name:
Boidae
Size:
At maturity, the Emerald Tree Boa reaches a maximum size of six to eight feet
Color:
the Emerald Tree Boa has a brilliant light green color. They are also characterized by the presence of white markings.
Diet:
Birds are a large part of their diet.
Compatibility with Humans:
Aggressive
Poisonious:
No
 
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Emerald Tree Boa

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Emerald Tree Boa Description
  The Emerald Tree Boa is a beautiful snake because of its green coloration and is a highly desirable part of many snake enthusiast's collections. It is not recommended for beginners as it is highly aggressive and can inflict a painful bite. They are also not recommended for beginners because of their high humidity requirements. This is a snake that one should stick to the rule of look but don't touch. The Emerald Tree Boa is strictly arboreal, meaning that it spends all of its time in the trees. If an Emerald Tree Boa is found on the ground, it is usually because there is something wrong with it. Like many other tree snakes, the Emerald Tree Boas like to coil over tree branches and they rest their heads roughly in the middle of the coils. They are generally not the most active snakes. Sometimes they can go for weeks and only move and inch or so in position. Like other tree boas, they are slender snakes. Their maxillary teeth are shed periodically and the heat pits around their lips are prominent. The average lifespan of the Emerald Tree Boa is 15 to 20 years.  
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